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causes of muscle twitching in hand

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
Check bloodwork: Anemia, high or low blood glucose, low sodium, low calcium, low magnesium, low blood oxygen, liver problems (with elevated transaminases)--all these a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic cause: It could be deficiency of calcium & magnesium. Start taking dairy & vitamin D 1000 mg daily& magnesium. Nuts contain high magnesium. Che ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would recommend: You see a doctor for evaluation. For one thing one nerve would not cause twitching in feet, hands, face and arms, that would have to be different nerv ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
11 years experience Podiatry
Spasms: can be caused by a neurological condition. They can also be "mini cramps". Cramping is usually caused by an electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. I ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Muscle twitches: the most common cause of muscle twitches and fiber spasms is changes in exercise / activity. Either an abrupt increase or decrease normally correlate ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It may: If irritated, the nerve may cause some thumb issues.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience Occupational Medicine
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Aminlari
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Tip of the fingers: Tip of the fingers.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with se ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Help those muscles!: An occasional twitch can be a common and relatively normal event. Twitches or localized muscle spasms can be related to misfires of local nerves to t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Numbness arm & hand: What you're experiencing indicates a nerve problem arising from compression or impingment arising either in your armpit or up in the neck. Consult a n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not to my knowledge: Most people get these from time to time, but if these fasciculations are suddenly very frequently, it may be worth getting seen for evaluation of poss ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Spain
16 years experience Sports Medicine
This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fibromyalgia : These are frequent symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as pain and fatigue.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A pinched nerve ---: The spine must be responsible. See your pcp to investigate for common and medical causes of tingling; if no obvious cause is found, then consult an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus: Foot numbness and muscle spasms are not typical of hydrocephalus. The classic symptoms are wet, wobbly and weird. The three Ws are: 1) urinary inconti ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Many things..: The causes are many, so when i see patients with this symptom, i start by asking about recent stressors, anxiety, symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or ... Read More
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